Governor announces 0% interest loan for Kansas hospitality related businesses

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Attention to those in the hospitality industry: The Kansas governor has established the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund to provide bridge loans for Kansas’ hospitality sector during the COVID-19 crisis. The administration has allocated $5 million for a round of bridge loans to hospitality businesses. https://www.kansascommerce.gov/covid-19-response/hospitality-industry-relief-emergency-hire-fund/… Read More

Four State Farm Show rescheduled for July 24-26

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The Robert W. Plaster Center will provide the opportunity for indoor exhibits to be featured as part of the Four State Farm Show in addition to outdoor displays. UPDATED March 20, 2020: Due to the ongoing global pandemic and out of an abundance of… Read More

Outdoor recreation an option for social distancing

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During this time of social-distancing, outdoor recreation provides many great opportunities that can be enjoyed alone or with your family. One of our area’s greatest treasures, the Mined Land Wildlife Area provides over 1,500 acres of public water for fishing. We also have a variety of trails to… Read More

Seeking 2020 Advisory Board members

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The Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau is seeking members for its 2020 Advisory Board. The Advisory Board provides input and guidance towards the CVB’s mission, which is to promote travel and tourism in Crawford County, Kansas through sporting events, conventions, conferences and general travel. Utilize attractions, facilities and accommodations… Read More

Mississippi Gulf Coast and Lackawanna to face off in national championship

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PITTSBURG, Kan. – Seven different teams have held the top two slots in the National Junior College football rankings this season, but it’s only the final regular season rankings that matter. Finishing the regular season No. 1 is Mississippi Gulf Coast (11-0), and No. 2 is Lackawanna (10-0), the only… Read More

Little Blue Books showcased as Miners Hall Museum quarterly exhibit

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FRANKLIN, Kan. – Miners Hall Museum in Franklin, KS is proud to announce the 2019 Fourth Quarterly Exhibit, a Spirit of the Little Balkans Series, “Little Blue Books 100 Years!” opening October 1 and continuing through December 28, 2019. The exhibit is hosted by Linda Knoll. Linda is an educator,… Read More

Groundbreaking set for first storm shelter at a Kansas state park

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FARLINGTON, Kan. – Six years ago, Aggie Keesling had a dream, and that dream is about to come true. On Saturday, September 21, ground breaking for the new storm shelter, the first storm shelter at any state park in Kansas, will take place. All are invited to join in celebrating… Read More

August events

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The county fair continues, as does the Free Music on the Lake series. And festival season kicks into gear. Crawford County Fair The Rodeo is Wednesday, July 31, and Thursday, August 1; the Tractor Pull is Friday, August 2; and, the Demolition Derby is Saturday, August 3. If you… Read More

Travel generates $10 billion in Kansas

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This is National Travel & Tourism Week, a celebration of a growing sector in the Kansas economy. In Kansas, travel is a $10 billion industry, sustaining more than 94,000 jobs across the state – with 2,000 leisure/hospitality jobs in Crawford County alone. “Tourism plays an extremely important role in the Crawford County economy,” said… Read More

Foundation honoring #9 Dylan Meier to celebrate 9th 5K run

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Get Busy Livin’ announces its 9th Annual 5K Run, Friendship Walk and Kids Fest to begin at 8:30 am on May 11, 2019 at Hutchinson Field, Pittsburg, Kansas. Details for runner sign ups can be found at our website www.getbusylivin.org Each year we select a slogan to reflect upon throughout… Read More